Ram Kapoor hails from the beautiful town of Nainital. He became cognizant of his passion for acting very early on in life after playing the lead role in Charley’s Aunt at his college. He stumbled upon acting while in the process of enrolling into UCLA to study film-making but instead joined a Stanislavski-based acting academy in Los Angeles.
Ram Kapoor is one of the most influential actors of Indian television. Nevertheless, success did not come so easily to this gifted man. In one of his interviews, he admitted that he lived off his wife’s income for a period of two years before he got any more work. He also revealed that Gautami, his wife, had more faith in him than he had in himself.
One of the reasons for the immense respect he commands from the television and even the film industry is his lack of inhibition in doing any kind of role. His roles have been diverse from playing the father of a teenage son in Meri Dad ki Maruti just at the age of 39, to playing a romantic lead in Bade Ache Lagte hain. He has also broken many barriers in Indian television by being the first person to lock lips with his co-star Sakshi Tanwar.
His weight gains only caused more hindrance in his career. Although his performance wasn’t affected by his appearance, it surely pulled down his self-esteem. You may be surprised to know that Kapoor was once a muscular guy with abs to die for.
Unfortunately, he succumbed to a poor diet and put on excess kilos. However, this has not made a significant dent in his acting career as he still gets roles that he looks for. His connect with the audience and a portrayal of roles which are relatable is what makes him stand out.
While he has been greatly lauded for his work in serials like Ghar Ek Mandir, Rishtey, and Kasamh Se, Kapoor received maximum attention and fame for his role in Bade Ache Lagte Hain. We’ve also seen him in a couple of movies including Agent Vinod, Student of the year, Shade Ke Side Effects, and his latest flick, Baar Baar Dekho. He gets a mighty Rs.1.25 Lakh per episode.